The US Congress keeps pushing out the date copyright protection expires.
It has moved from protecting the author to protecting the author's grandchildren.
It is clearly not the worst thing Congress has done in my lifetime, but it is indicative and it is encouraging of actions that discourage creativity.
Worse, for all those folks who rail against Republicans who advocate the elimination of death taxes, this is the worst kind of elimination of death taxes.
See this example for what should today be in the public domain under the Copyright Act before 1978, but is now sequestered under the 1976 Copyright Act.
All laws should sunset at some point, to be re-voted by a new Congress. I recommend every ten years. Same for the State level.
Regards — Cliff